Bucs’ Mike Evans breaks silence on Saints’ Marshon Lattimore fight: ‘He was just too emotional’

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Receiver Mike Evans spoke about the fight with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore that led to both players being ejected on Sunday afternoon.

Evans pushed Lattimore on the ground after the defensive back started going back and forth with Bucs players Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette. Evans and Lattimore, who have a history with each other, were ejected from the match. Tampa Bay would win the game, 21-10.

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New Orleans Saints' Marcus Maye (6) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans during the second half at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on September 29, 2019. 18, 2022.

New Orleans Saints’ Marcus Maye (6) tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans during the second half at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on September 29, 2019. 18, 2022.
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The star receiver was asked about the incident after the game.

“It gets spicy when you come to New Orleans,” Evans said. “And they’re a good team, a physical team. We matched that today. … I know we were trying to get a flag called or whatever, and then it wasn’t called. All that what I see is Lattimore punch (Fournette) in the face or something and then I shoved Tom. That’s all I saw.

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Evans said he’s not worried about getting a suspension like he did in 2017 when he and Lattimore had a separate incident. Evans was suspended one game at a time.

Officials break up a fight between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half in New Orleans on September 29.  18, 2022.

Officials break up a fight between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half in New Orleans on September 29. 18, 2022.
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Evans added that he thought Lattimore was “too emotional”.

“Super competitive. Today he was just too emotional,” he said. told ESPN. “You don’t punch guys on the court. I threw a punch at Lenny, and I can’t let that happen to my teammates. So, I pushed him… turned in a fight.”

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans (13) argues with New Orleans Saints' Marcus Maye (not pictured) during the second half at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on September 29, 2019. 18, 2022.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans (13) argues with New Orleans Saints’ Marcus Maye (not pictured) during the second half at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on September 29, 2019. 18, 2022.
(Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Evans led the way with three catches for 61 yards. Breshad Perriman had three catches for 45 yards and the game-clinching touchdown taken from Brady.